Kari began her clinical fellowship at the Speech Therapy Center in August 2014. She received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Biola University in southern California. During the completion of her bachelor’s degree, she began taking classes in communication disorders as electives. These communication disorders classes gave her the opportunity to observe speech therapists at elementary schools and private therapy clinics. This exposure to speech therapy immediately redirected her career path and initiated her pursuit of a master’s degree. She completed her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Northern Colorado in August 2014.

Kari’s graduate school internships were completed in a clinic, an elementary school, and a rehabilitation hospital. These experiences increased her passion for working with a variety of ages and disorders. Kari currently has experience working with infants through older adults. She especially enjoys providing therapy for articulation/phonology disorders, apraxia of speech, the Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing population, cognitive rehabilitation, and swallowing disorders. She has experience with aural rehabilitation in a variety of settings and is well versed in sign language. Kari is also a certified Interactive Metronome (IM) provider.

Kari is determined to fully invest her abilities in every patient and work to see their highest potential reached. She highly values evidenced-based practice and individualized therapy tailored to create success in and out of the clinic setting. Outside of work, Kari enjoys reading, traveling, spending time with family and friends, dance/fitness, movies, and photography. She is thankful to God for all the opportunities she has been given.